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Poroshenko instructed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to file a lawsuit against Russia to the UN International Court of Justice in The Hague 01/16/2017 15:50:00. Total views 763. Views today — 0.

President Petro Poroshenko instructed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to file a lawsuit to the UN International Court of Justice in The Hague regarding Russia's violation of the UN Convention for the suppression of the financing of terrorism and the Convention on the elimination of all forms of racial discrimination. He said this at the meeting with Commissioner of the President of Ukraine for the Affairs of Crimean Tatars Mustafa Dzhemilev, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Olena Zerkal, Deputy Heads of the Presidential Administration Kostiantyn Yelisieiev and Oleksiy Filatov, - the press service of the head of state reports.

"The Russian Federation has been brutally violating international law for three years. For three years, Russia has been committing the illegal annexation of Crimea, illegal occupation of the east of our country in the territory of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, implementing the policy of elimination and discrimination in Crimea", - P.Poroshenko said.

He emphasized that over the past three years, Russian militants had committed numerous terrorist attacks affecting hundreds of thousands of innocent people forced to leave their home.

The President reminded that about 1.7 million Ukrainians were IDPs. "Those who stay in Crimea and Donbass suffer tortures and persecution. The Mejlis of Crimean Tatars has been banned. Other crimes that cannot stay unpunished are being committed", - Petro Poroshenko said.

At the same time, he recalled numerous crimes committed by terrorists against civilians in Mariupol, Volnovakha and Kramatorsk, as well as the MH-17 tragedy.

The Head of State expressed confidence that Ukraine had been acting exclusively in the framework of international law since the beginning of the Russian aggression. He noted that the given work had been carried out pursuant to his instruction and today, the process of long pre-trial work has been completed. The lawsuit to the ICJ is ready.

This lawsuit is taking place within the Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism. "This has been a long and meticulous work. A lot of sessions have been held and a great number of notes have been submitted", - P.Poroshenko said. In the framework of this lawsuit, 5 sessions have been held and 45 notes have been submitted.

The second position in our lawsuit is related to the Convention on the elimination of all forms of racial discrimination. 3 sessions have been held and over 20 notes have been submitted regarding this issue.

"Today, the entire complex of preparations in the pre-trial process has been completed. Ukraine is fully ready to submit the necessary documents to the ICJ to bring the Russian Federation to justice under these two Conventions", - the President noted and emphasized that the preparation of the Ukrainian party was rigorous.

The President also noted his personal control over the previous lawsuits against Russia in the framework of the lawsuits regarding its violation of international maritime law. Ukraine puts forward the issue of bringing Russia to justice for the illegal confiscation of the Ukrainian property, Ukrainian deposits, seizure of the Ukrainian platforms, obstruction of fishery, causing environmental damage and other harmful processes for Ukraine in the annexed Crimea and occupied Donbass.

The President also informed on his instruction to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Justice regarding the maintenance of lawsuits in the framework of bilateral documents on the protection of investments that will ensure the protection of the Ukrainian state-owned enterprises. "Russia must pay its price for the aggression", - Petro Poroshenko said and instructed the Ukrainian diplomats to file a lawsuit to the UN International Court of Justice in The Hague today.